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AFTERNOON TEA IN MEXICO CITY

josephml1 Oct 2, 2007 09:05 PM

AFTERNOON TEA IN MEXICO CITY

PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT A GOOD AFTERNOON TEA IN MEXICO CITY...

PLEASE MENTION WHAT IS INCLUDED, HOW MUCH COST AND WHERE.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.

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    Otto Monsivais RE: josephml1 Oct 5, 2007 12:36 PM

    http://laesquinadelte.com/

    1. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Oct 6, 2007 09:35 AM

      I AM LOOKING FOR AN ENGLISH KIND AFTERNOON TEA...WITH SCONES, CANAPES AND DESSERTS.
      MAYBE IN A HOTEL OR SOMETHING.
      THANKS.

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        coodyfoodie RE: josephml1 Oct 8, 2007 06:07 AM

        There use to be two wonderful tea rooms in the Zona Rosa, but they gradually disappeared. Starbucks is the vogue here now, sadly. La Esquina del Te is nice, but as far as I know there is no High Tea. The best place will be a nice bakery, what part of the city will you be in? There is a swiss bakery in Polonco that might work for you.

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          josephml1 RE: coodyfoodie Oct 8, 2007 09:42 PM

          About the bakery...
          It could be in sorry if i misspelled... Polanco, Condes, or St Fe.
          Thank you for your help.

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            Eat_Nopal RE: coodyfoodie Oct 9, 2007 10:15 AM

            Do you think Starbuck is hurting the traditional literati cafes or do you think it will bring renewed interest in the Coffehouse concept.... and in a few years there will be a new generation of independents.

            What is the Starbucks count in Mexico City now.... 60ish?

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              Elchilango RE: Eat_Nopal Oct 12, 2007 07:32 AM

              No , I don't think Starbucks is hurting anything...the "literati" don't go to Starbucks! And there never was a large "literati cafe" scene here, well not in recent decades anyway, not like in NY, Paris or Madrid (the one city where there still is one). I think, as you propose, there is a new interest in cafes and coffee in general. The high prices at Starbucks keep most sensible people out.

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            yumerman RE: josephml1 Oct 11, 2007 03:47 PM

            I believe the Four Seasons Hotel in Reforma Avenue serves traditional british high tea

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              josephml1 RE: yumerman Nov 1, 2007 02:48 PM

              Thank You

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                josephml1 RE: yumerman Nov 3, 2007 04:33 PM

                I check the Four Seasons do not offere Traditional Afternoon English tea :((

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                gueraaven RE: josephml1 Oct 11, 2007 05:13 PM

                There's a restaurant on Periferico in Polanco called Winston Churchill's. They may serve high tea. The British Council in Mexico City might be able to help you, too.

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                  josephml1 RE: gueraaven Nov 1, 2007 02:48 PM

                  Do you know the address... Thanks.

                2. Eat_Nopal RE: josephml1 Nov 6, 2007 04:07 PM

                  Check here... http://www.britishexpat.com/expatforu... ... there are a number of British clubs that host tea.

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                  1. re: Eat_Nopal
                    josephml1 RE: Eat_Nopal Dec 6, 2007 07:01 AM

                    Thanks... :)

                  2. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Jan 26, 2008 06:43 PM

                    Does anyone have expirience with this afternoon teas in Mexico city: Please let me know your opinions about it and also the price and what is included. if you know it.

                    Thank You all

                    Hotel Marquis Reforma [Tea room]
                    Rio de la Plata 51, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City; 52 55 5256 0190
                    Tea is served in the Caviar Bar.

                    Presidente Inter-Continental Mexico City [Tea room]
                    Campos Eliseos 218, Mexico City; 52 55 53 27 77 00 x 3944
                    The Balmoral English Tea Room

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